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Coming soon to a bookshelf near you: March 2017

by Becky C | Mar 06, 2017

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How do librarians know what titles are coming out when?  How do we decide which of those titles we'll purchase for the collection?  We have several sources, but Publishers Weekly (PW) is one of my personal favorites.  PW reviews around 9,000 books a year. 

I've taken the liberty of going through the January issues and sharing the upcoming releases PW reviewers are most excited about.  Each of these titles received a starred review.  We don't have all of these titles in the collection yet -- most are due to hit the shelves in bookstores and libraries this month -- but you can place a hold on your copy now.  Or, if you're like me, and you're typically at the 5 holds per person max, you can keep tabs on your picks a couple of ways.

My favorite way to keep track of books I want to read is through ACPL's catalog.  Heather wrote an excellent post on how to do this -- click here for the details.  Goodreads and LibraryThing are also options.

What new titles are you looking forward to?

Fiction coming to the collection March 2017

The Idiot
 The Whole Art of Detection
 The Lost Book of the Grail
 Rabbit Cake
 Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
 Say Nothing
 Mister Memory
 devils feast
 Find Me
 Dead Letters
 The Lucky Ones
 The Weight of This World
 The Woman on the Stairs
 Vicious Circle
 The Talker
 The Wanderers
 One of the Boys
 Never Let You Go
 The Cutaway
 Blue Light Yokohama
Mississippi Blood  Revenger
 Tadunos Song
 Without Mercy
 Lenins Roller Coaster
 Catalina Eddy
 Satanic Mechanic
 Skeleton God

Nonfiction coming to the collection March 2017

 Family Gene
 Martin Luther
City of Light
 A History of Ancient Egypt
 Locking Up Our Own
 No Friends But the Mountains
 The Gulf
 Self Evident Truths
   Wild Nights
 Someone to Watch Over Me

Becky CBecky likes to read … A LOT. When she’s not reading, she likes to pretend that she can garden. Her thumb has no hint of green whatsoever but luckily her plants are forgiving. Her favorite books are The Shannara series by Terry Brooks.
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